Bead Soup Blog Hop 2014

The important link first: 2014 Bead Soup Blog Hop. If you want to see some really cool beadie stuff – go there and click around.

For those of you who aren’t “beaders” the gist behind Bead Soup is for people to exchange a bunch of beads/findings and making something with it. I believe Lori Anderson started it with the odds and ends that were left on her table after projects. Then started trading with friends and now it has grown to an international, fueled by facebook, annual event. This is my second time around.

My partner this year is Mallory Hoffman of For the Love of Beads. Please visit her blog and see what she did with some Twisted Chicken Beads! I knew we would connect when I saw her pink sparklie shoes!

So – from here I received:


picture 1

then I added a little from Annette Fisher’s stash:


picture 2


and then worked during open bead night at Free to Bead in Peoria, IL and made:


final picutre

I had sent the following to Mallory:

bead soup





25 comments on “Bead Soup Blog Hop 2014

  1. Tammy Adams says:

    What fab soups you and your partner had to work with. Your design is fun and fanciful.

  2. Al says:

    Very pretty. I really enjoy how colourful the piece is.

  3. fulgorine says:

    That hedgehog looks right at home in those colourful beads.

  4. Marjolein says:

    What a lovely necklace full of sweeties for summer!!

  5. Thank you for the kind comments!

  6. Liz says:

    Your piece makes me smile.

  7. Such lovely work well done!

  8. Kumi Fisher says:

    Cute and fun design!

  9. Michi says:

    What a funny necklace – makes me smile! :0)

  10. Mags says:

    The cute hedgehog makes the necklace so adorable!

  11. Mallory says:

    Finally!!! I’m here! Leslie, I love what you did with your “soup.” Talk about creative!!! I love it!!!

  12. What a fabulously colorful fun home for a hedgie. Love it!

  13. ornamento says:

    Fun! And Hedgehog looks happy.

  14. Dorota says:

    fantastic, colourfull bracelet!

  15. Barb Fernald says:

    That is a sweet little bracelet, very nice for summer!

  16. Silvia says:

    That is so springy – much needed in this weather, cheers up instantly! Love how you combined all the beads together

  17. sheila prose says:

    you have a fun sense of color and the hedgehog is just too cute

  18. Dana Hickey says:

    What a happy cha cha you’ve made! Love it!

  19. Monique U says:

    You ladies are united in your love of colour, Leslie ๐Ÿ™‚ What a charming and cheerful design you created with Mallory’s soup ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Silke says:

    Very funny design. It makes ma a smile ๐Ÿ™‚ Really well done.

  21. So cute. I love all the wonderful colors! Perfect to wear in the summer.

  22. Linda A says:

    what an ADORABLE little bracelet! so girly and sweet!

    Linda A.

  23. Alenka says:

    So colorful and happy and sooo cute!!

  24. CraftyHope says:

    Your piece is definitely an eyeful! The colors are so nice and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to wear.

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